The fight against relegation by GREEN DRAGON suffered a hammer-blow when the Hucknall side were licked 6-1 by one of their fellow strugglers.
Dragon, who sit bottom of the table in their first season in the NOTTS SUNDAY MORNING LEAGUE’S Premier Premier Division, lost to Old Colonial, who came up with them as champions last term.
And although the scoreline did not reflect a game in which Norma Hatfield’s side attacked positively, the result left them with it all to do in the last six matches .
Dragon took the lead when midfielder Danny Humphreys hit a sweet drive across the ‘keeper from the edge of the area. But their joy was shortlived and they were 3-1 down by the break before leaking more goals on the counter-attack in the second period.
DRAGON LINE-UP (4-4-2): Taylor J./ Crowson, Neale, Sisson, Lewis/ Humphreys, Matthews J., Haskey, Bernard/ Matthews K., Lucas. Subs: Brandley, Smith.
Also in the top flight, PLOUGH BARFLYS fought out a 3-3 draw at home to the league’s former champions, Clumber.
Michael Banister, Jonty Bradshaw and Tom Coupe were on target for Flys.
There was a 3-3 draw too in the Senior Second Division where THE EMPIRE HUCKNALL shared the spoils with fellow mid-tablers Dovecrest.
Rob Taylor (2) and James White struck for the home team. But Shane Brown, Damien Larcombe and Kemenae McKindoe grabbed a point for Empire.
The big match in Premier Division Two was a local derby between PREMIERE TRAVEL and THE EMPIRE.
The promotion-chasing visitors were expected to come out on top -- only for Premiere to roar to a 4-2 victory.
Alec Morton netted both of the visitors’ goals. But there was no stopping the home side, who pocketed the points thanks to strikes from Matt Lane, Jake Bennett, Will Bennett and Kieran Shortland.
Meanwhile STATION HOTEL (HUCKNALL) hope to move a step closer to the Premier First Division title this weekend. With only three games to play, Station head the table by seven points. Their chief dangers are Wollaton Pirates, who knocked T8’s out of the league cup but lost 3-2 to underdogs Wolds AFC in the final of the Notts FA Sunday Intermediate County Cup.